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VCO Pack for Prophet X

Gerry Havinga

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Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2019, 07:16:33 AM »
Thank you so much Lady Gaia and development team. I collected my Prophet X yesterday afternoon from the shop and started exploring it yesterday evening till late. Deeply impressed and moved by "her" sound design capabilities, quality of the samples is out of this world, filter is smooth as an "androids' bottom".

Last thing I did was loading the Neutron samples into the user 3 bank. Awesome, really looking forward loading the rest this weekend.

And of course thank you Dave and team Sequential/DSI for developing and bring to market such a great instrument.
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Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2019, 11:11:11 AM »
Iím very pleased to hear youíre enjoying your Prophet X, Gerry, and Iím glad to have contributed in some way to that experience.  I have to agree, Dave and crew did a phenomenal job of delivering a sweet sounding modern hybrid with enormous potential.  I hope youíll post more when youíve had enough time with her to decide what speaks to you most about the instrument.

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Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2019, 02:09:55 PM »
If you like the Neutron samples, wait til you hear the OB6 ones. I did the Neutron samples and like them, but those OB6 from AlanC3 are great!

Gerry Havinga

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Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2019, 10:27:58 PM »
If you like the Neutron samples, wait til you hear the OB6 ones. I did the Neutron samples and like them, but those OB6 from AlanC3 are great!
Just made my first patch with the Voyager square wave sample this weekend. Two squares slightly detuned, running an LFO over the filter cutoff with a sprinkle of resonance, slight beat introduced with synced BB Delay. The sound fills the entire room, awesome! I love the ability to combine the  choir and strings like sample patches, soft and gentle, on the other layer, with a huge synth sound.

For years I've tried to create these kind of patch combinations using my ol' Akai S5000 and out board effects. I have been partially successful, but it can take days before I have a combination I like. The Prophet X workflow makes this possible in an instance - I love it.

Will try the OB6 samples later this week, thanks for the tip  :).

I "had" to load the Neutron samples first as a rather futile gesture towards our "friends" at Behringer......
Prophet X, Prophet Rev2 and Evolver desktop, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland System-1, Nord Rack 2, Akai S5000, Dato DUO, Elektron Digitone, Deepmind12D, Schrittmacher, Bitwig v3. Daw-less...
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Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2019, 07:28:09 PM »
Thank you for these! They're fantastic and I can tell how much work went into editing these, keeping the amplitudes consistent and the looping smooth.  Great job!
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Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2019, 12:28:05 AM »
MASSIVE thanks to everyone involved in this, Lady G in particular.

I'm a new PX owner and just put these VCOs on this morning. Sounds amazing!...and the process was so quick and easy with the clear instructions provided.

Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2019, 05:55:32 PM »
Iím always happy to hear these are working well for people.  It didnít take long after I bought my Prophet X to conclude that having simple raw material like this would be something Iíd reach for again and again.  I was fascinated to find others felt much the same and that there is so much interest in the VCO Pack, both from a contribution perspective in the beginning and in terms of ongoing downloads.  Itís amazing to me how much difference something like subtle variation in the harmonic makeup of a sawtooth waveform can make!

Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2020, 04:33:17 PM »
Can anybody give me some advice how to install the VCO pack correctly? When I try to install it, I can only find the two instruments "stacked OSCs" pack in userbank 3 of my Prophet X.

Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2020, 07:41:01 AM »
Can anybody give me some advice how to install the VCO pack correctly? When I try to install it, I can only find the two instruments "stacked OSCs" pack in userbank 3 of my Prophet X.

The pack consists of five individual downloads.  They can be installed all at once, or one at a time, by following the instructions on the ThinkerSnacks site (under the heading "Instructions".)

The main thing to make sure of is your directory structure, which should look like this: \px\u02\15 Synth

Inside the 15 Synth directory you should have a bunch of .zip files, one for each instrument.  I hope that helps!

Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2020, 01:12:56 PM »
Can anybody give me some advice how to install the VCO pack correctly? When I try to install it, I can only find the two instruments "stacked OSCs" pack in userbank 3 of my Prophet X.

The pack consists of five individual downloads.  They can be installed all at once, or one at a time, by following the instructions on the ThinkerSnacks site (under the heading "Instructions".)

The main thing to make sure of is your directory structure, which should look like this: \px\u02\15 Synth

Inside the 15 Synth directory you should have a bunch of .zip files, one for each instrument.  I hope that helps!

Thank you! I got it installed.

Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2020, 12:25:20 PM »
The password protected .zip archives are not intended to be extracted prior to installation.  Just put them in the appropriate directory structure on a USB device:

\px\u02\15 Synth\

The Prophet X loads these directly and decrypts them internally.  This process has confused a few people, so Iíll update the instructions on the ThinkerSnacks site to clarify further.

Hi
I am a previous owner of the Prophet X, and I now own a OB6. I have a Nord Wave 2 coming to me next week, and I am busy converting my favorite samples to the Nord format. It is very easy with the new editor from nord.

The VCO sample pack you greatly contributed to make a reality is one of my all time favorite sample packs. It gave the PX something it missed. To continue to appreciate these samples in my wave 2 I would need to unzip the px files to access the wav files. It worked like a charm with the Moog One sample pack. I have deep respect if you donīt want to share the password to wave files. I know you put a lot of work in to it. If it however was to protect users from making mistakes when installing onto the px, I would be very happy if i could continue to enjoy these samples as I have done for a while now. Same person different instrument, so to speak  :)

Best wishes from Norway

Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2020, 12:55:21 PM »
The VCO sample pack you greatly contributed to make a reality is one of my all time favorite sample packs. It gave the PX something it missed. To continue to appreciate these samples in my wave 2 I would need to unzip the px files to access the wav files. It worked like a charm with the Moog One sample pack. I have deep respect if you donīt want to share the password to wave files. I know you put a lot of work in to it. If it however was to protect users from making mistakes when installing onto the px, I would be very happy if i could continue to enjoy these samples as I have done for a while now. Same person different instrument, so to speak  :)

I'm delighted to hear you found the samples especially valuable.  As it happens, the VCO Pack was constructed using 8Dio's utility before I started work on PXToolkit.  That utility encrypted installable archives without asking, using a password scheme that is presumably intended to protect samples from being used anywhere but the Prophet X.

PXToolkit, on the other hand, doesn't encrypt anything which is why you're seeing more recent sample packs showing up without encryption.  Of course I have all the original raw samples, so it wouldn't be especially difficult to package them up again and replace all the files currently available for download.  Or at least, it wouldn't be difficult if I wasn't currently a few thousand miles away from my backups while waiting out a global pandemic. :o

Hopefully things return to normal and I'll be back where all the raw samples are in June or July.  Sorry I can't readily put something together sooner!

Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2020, 01:29:51 PM »
The VCO sample pack you greatly contributed to make a reality is one of my all time favorite sample packs. It gave the PX something it missed. To continue to appreciate these samples in my wave 2 I would need to unzip the px files to access the wav files. It worked like a charm with the Moog One sample pack. I have deep respect if you donīt want to share the password to wave files. I know you put a lot of work in to it. If it however was to protect users from making mistakes when installing onto the px, I would be very happy if i could continue to enjoy these samples as I have done for a while now. Same person different instrument, so to speak  :)

I'm delighted to hear you found the samples especially valuable.  As it happens, the VCO Pack was constructed using 8Dio's utility before I started work on PXToolkit.  That utility encrypted installable archives without asking, using a password scheme that is presumably intended to protect samples from being used anywhere but the Prophet X.

PXToolkit, on the other hand, doesn't encrypt anything which is why you're seeing more recent sample packs showing up without encryption.  Of course I have all the original raw samples, so it wouldn't be especially difficult to package them up again and replace all the files currently available for download.  Or at least, it wouldn't be difficult if I wasn't currently a few thousand miles away from my backups while waiting out a global pandemic. :o

Hopefully things return to normal and I'll be back where all the raw samples are in June or July.  Sorry I can't readily put something together sooner!

Yes, we have bigger problems than samples these days. Hope you are ok. I look forward to use the VCO sample pack on my wave 2 when all this is over. Stay healthy  :)

Re: VCO Pack for Prophet X
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2020, 03:12:45 PM »
Yes, we have bigger problems than samples these days. Hope you are ok. I look forward to use the VCO sample pack on my wave 2 when all this is over. Stay healthy  :)

Likewise!  Looking after ourselves and those around us simply has to be a priority at the moment.  I'm fortunate enough to have had a choice of where to be, and opted for our residence on Maui as a sparsely populated and isolated location that seemed as well suited as anywhere.